Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

This session will describe two very different uses of the free WordPress sites as web portfolios to support student learning and reflection. Hamline University faculty are piloting the use of web portfolios on both ends of the student experience: within the first-year seminar for weekly creative activities and within a senior capstone course for demonstrating academic learning outcomes. Both courses included a significant reflection component to support students’ metacognitive development, and utilized a scaffolded approach to the technical process of developing a personalized WordPress site. The presenters will share examples of student work and describe how their collaborative approach provided an effective approach to piloting new technology to support student learning.

Keywords

portfolios, student, capstone, first-year, college, general education, WordPress, eportfolio

Audience Focus

Higher Education

Start Date

7-28-2016 1:45 PM

End Date

7-28-2016 2:45 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Dr. Caroline Hilk serves as the director and faculty development coordinator in the Center for Teaching and Learning at Hamline University. She teaches online and face-to-face courses, consults with faculty on innovative instructional approaches, assessment, course design, and oversees university-wide faculty development programming.

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Jul 28th, 1:45 PM Jul 28th, 2:45 PM

Using WordPress Web Portfolios to Demonstrate Learning : From First Year to Capstone

This session will describe two very different uses of the free WordPress sites as web portfolios to support student learning and reflection. Hamline University faculty are piloting the use of web portfolios on both ends of the student experience: within the first-year seminar for weekly creative activities and within a senior capstone course for demonstrating academic learning outcomes. Both courses included a significant reflection component to support students’ metacognitive development, and utilized a scaffolded approach to the technical process of developing a personalized WordPress site. The presenters will share examples of student work and describe how their collaborative approach provided an effective approach to piloting new technology to support student learning.